The Hayride says to get what he wanted in terms of schools, John Bel Edwards should have gone with a Republican for speaker of the House. It argues he should have backed Lafayette's own Nancy Landry. Stepping across party lines is great, but I have a feeling that no matter what JBE would have done, The Hayride would have pooh-poohed it.
You know what's a great idea during the times of a budget crisis? Paying a guy to not work while replacing him and paying his replacement. That's what we will do as Burl Cain steps away from Angola. True, it is nothing illegal but it is a practice that needs to be stopped. How this practice has continued for as long as it has is why he have problems with money in this state.
Early voter turnout reports are showing that people aren't getting it over with before the big day. And, we have hired extra workers for this. Here's a thought - make all voting early voting. It would probably save us a few bucks and it's not like we actually vote anyway.
Louisiana Voice continues to fight the good fight against the leadership at the Louisiana State Police. Tom Aswell says sheriffs' relatives are hired as investigators, where they are paid more than troopers with more experience and given promotions and raises faster than non-connected troopers. One sheriff's son got about $8,000 in raises in his first year. Aswell says it might be the reason Louisiana Sheriff’s Association supports Col. Mike Edmonson, LSP's commander. Cronyism in Louisiana? Nah. Couldn't be.
A writer for The Lens notes that the recent scare concerning TOPS makes middle class folks feel what it is like to be from a low income family (in New Orleans). And, the given the earning power of college graduates, (especially when it comes to low income students) it is akin to de-funding primary schools. In Other words, It's really bad.
This blog looks at who was the bigger bust: Brandon Browner or Jairus Byrd. Surprisingly, it picks Bryd. Yeah, he had injury issues that stopped us from getting the most out of him but who hurt us more on the field? Meanwhile, news is breaking that the Saints will part ways with Marques Colston. While it helps our cap issue, it is more dead money the Saints will fork over.